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Old 28 Jun 2011, 06:31 am
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Hey, Im looking to take my full uk bike test this summer and upgrade to a bigger bike sometime this year if possible. Im currently riding a Suzuki En-125 which is a very nice bike, looks great, fun to ride. It just lacks that power between the gears that I now crave.

Obviously I will be restricted to 250cc for the next two years so I want to choose my next bike carefully. I would ideally own a 250cc bike rather than restrict a 600 or something much larger. Reasons for this are that in my opinion it makes more sense to ride something designed to ride at the 250 capacity rather than suppress a bike which is designed to work a lot higher. Also it would be cheaper to insure and im guessing cheaper to buy as well (depending on whether its new or used and how old, mileage etc)

Ideally I would like a Honda Hornet 250 but Im quite picky and prefer the 2007-present models. As far as I understand the hornet 250 models are now very rare to find in the UK new. Is it true that I would have to import one from Japan if I wanted it from new? or are there any other options available ? If so, how much is this likely to cost? :s
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Old 28 Jun 2011, 06:46 am
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You are right, the CB250 Hornet was never officially imported to the UK, you cannot there fore go to your Honda dealer and buy a new one.

You may be able to buy an import from a reputable grey importer (DK or someone similar), but it will be a waiting game.

You could look at new CBR250s or the Kawasaki 250 Ninja if you are so keen on a 250, or look at restricted 600 hornet which will teach you how to handle the (much) heavier weight of a bigger bike.
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